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WHAT’S the MOST IMPORTANT in Professional Development-Teacher Training in Modern EDUcation!?

WHAT’S the MOST IMPORTANT in Professional Development-Teacher Training in Modern EDUcation!?

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WHAT’S the MOST IMPORTANT in Professional Development-Teacher Training in Modern EDUcation!?

Is it the use of #EdTech (Apps and WHATEVER), technology, WHAT MOST of educators, teachers are advocating on Social-Media twitter and OTHER platforms!??? Certainly NOT!!! WE are living in a world WHERE WE need more than EVER to work together and to forget about the selfish!!! In any company WHERE OUR students, learners need to work THEY will need to have <===> Soft-Skills <===> the ability to work in a team, with collaboration skills, being able to adapt with a multicultural environment…

Let us talk about Soft-Skills, WHAT is it!??? Check below, please:

I posted today (09-05-2017) THIS tweet on twitter, please have a look on it and GO for Deep-Thinking 😉

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Modern EDU-THE PATH-09-05-2017-Gust MEES

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WHY did I post THIS!? Well, when I see WHAT Educators, Teachers post on Social-Media twitter, sorry, I MUST say that the majority didn’t understand WHAT #ModernEDU is actually!!! :(((

Educators, Teachers DON’T EVEN look on WHAT are the skills needed for the students, learners in a Modern-World working with ICT; THEY look ONLY on WHAT THEY think (really!!!???) about WHAT THEY think is important for THEM to survive to maintain the status quo! :((( Let us have a look WHAT OUR students, learners need for skills in a Modern-World, check the infographic below please.

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Actually MOST Educators, Teachers are nearly NOTHING ELSE as <===> Herd Mentality followers <===> and are following the ones who have chosen THE WRONG path, with a lot (as usual) talk, talk, talk without efficient come out on Social-Media; BUT STILL continuing!!! Since MORE than fifty (50) years it is like THAT (EVEN without Social-Media at that time…), so WHY changing!??? Sounds hard!??? About time THEN to go for serious analyzing and deep-thinking YOUR OWN habits and especially online postings on Social-Media!! It’s about time to get realistic and to accept the reality!! Once the degree, diploma in the pocket and having a secured place in schools, teachers and educators feel like GODS and block anything what THEY think might get THEM away from THEIR control over students, learners and OTHERS with a different mentality! Same ALSO for having contact and listen to advice from industry, working force; which is actually a MUST!! Educators, teachers need to go more for collaboration to ensure that their learners, students will get the appropriate skills and knowledge to survive in an ever quick growing world.

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Most dangerous phrase...

 

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Following the masses....

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Educators, teachers are following online ONLY (like in a herd mentality…) THE ones WHO THEY think give THEM BEST advice about WHAT Modern-EDUcation is: BUT those ones are THE ones WHERE THEIR <===> Professional Development <===> is FAR BEHIND!! THEY even haven’t read the latest books about pedagogy of  Modern-EDUcation and are following on a stubborn way and leading to a wrong way!!

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Looks like are <===> Living in a Box – In the <===> : Listen to:

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Enough criticism and feedback, SO WHAT makes professional educators, teachers?

First of all I would recommend some books which ANY educators, teachers SHOULD read to understand WHAT Modern-Education pedagogy and practice is; please check image below.

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MUST READ BOOKS-2

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The above mentioned books give YOU a detailed insight and advice about WHAT Modern-Education is and ALSO the How-To, use it!!

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How-To Adapt To THAT Mass Of Information On The Internet?

programmerman-animatedWHAT I have seen on Social-Media is THAT Educators, Teachers are struggling with ALL the mass of information THEY get and DON’T know HOW to deal with it!!! I suggest to use “Curation” and to create YOUR OWN “Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management”, called ALSO #PKM, check below for more information, please:

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And WHERE is Creativity!?

Actually EDUcation is following more and more Sir Ken ROBINSON about his creativity statements (which are MORE than right BTW!), BUT on Social-Media and in the classrooms it doesn’t really show up yet!! I don’t want to talk too much about it, instead I want THAT YOU to read the following:


Growth Mindset

In preparation…

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And WHAT about Critical-Thinking AND Proactive-Thinking!?

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In an EVER changing (too quick actually…) world around and with ICT, it is a MUST to have knowledge and developed skills about Critical-Thinking AND Proactive-Thinking! BOTH are required to understand about “Fake News” and Cyber-Security!!

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Let us talk ALSO about “Professional Learning”

Sounds strange to YOU!??? Well, there is a BIG difference with normal learning 😉 Check below, please:

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Professional Learning

Click the image to read articles about “Professional Learning”, please.

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More to read and some ideas:

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Articles worth to read

Please find below some articles worth to read:

 


Remember ALWAYS THIS!

Please check the picture below 😉 NO words needed to write MORE!! Make YOUR choice 😉

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Simple BUT WRONG

 

 


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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”).

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Creativity, Life-Long Learning, Learning To Learn, Growth Mindset,

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STOP Theoretical Testing and Test For Future Skilled and Educated Workers-Test The PracTICE!

STOP Theoretical Testing and Test For Future Skilled and Educated Workers-Test The PracTICE!

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SO, What’s THE Change For Teachers In 21st Century Education!?

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=> I need to repeat THIS below as it seems that TEACHERS and EDUCATION didn’t YET understood it on the right way! <=

sharing iconThis is a general overview only to explain in simple words:

I get asked very often and get also a lot of discussions with people and also teachers about what’s THE real CHANGE in 21st Century Education and especially for teachers, even that MOST people tell me that “THE CHANGE” is very difficult to understand! BUT it’s actually very easy to understand.

BUT it ===> needs to get accepted from the teachers!  <=== 

This is my point of view, let me explain, please:

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What really changed for teachers is the way they will teach the students, THEY are NOT anymore “THE BOSS” in the classroom, ===> THEY are NOW a coach! <=== Someone who is guiding the students (learners) in THEIR way of learning and showing THEM how to learn and to deal with the BIG DATA on the Internet! It is NOT anymore a classroom of silence, it is a classroom where learners sit together in groups to solve problems in a team, solving the problems and learning together with the skills THEY acquired through previous teaching lessons.

It’s NOW ===> Us and THEM <===, WE try to work as a team for getting BEST results, it is NOWlearner-centeredWE as teaching persons are NOT anymore THE most important one, BUT WE change THE way how WE are TEACHING and WE focus on what OUR mission is: giving OUR learners (students) the BEST Education to face the REAL WORLD outside of the “School-Cocoon“, thus meaning: WE need to know what the skills are that the REAL WORLD needs!

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Image source: Prepare Learners for the Global Workforce

The teacher is NOT anymore in front of the class, BUT s(he) is together with the learners in the classroom. WHERE the term CLASSROOM needs to get redefined!

=> THE CLASSROOM is not anymore inside the schools, ===> NO “School-Cocoon” anymore! <=

 ===> THE WALLS are broken and Teaching and Learning takes part everywhere, outside the “OLD definition of CLASSROOM”! <===

It is ALSO the WE as WE are looking for a win-win situation between OUR learners and us as teachers, WE try to get out the BEST “Team-Work” as it is that skills are needed in the REAL WORLD from the employers! Students (Learners) should know about “Team-Work” as they will face it once out of school and being employed!

The biggest mistake teachers actually make is thinking that by using the newest educational ICT tools and technical devices will make them a 21st Century teacher, NO ===> NOT AT ALL!

[Start Text from: Don’t Confuse Technology With TeachingEducators are coachespersonal trainers in intellectual fitness. The value we add to the media extravaganza is like the value the trainer adds to the gym or the coach adds to the equipment. We provide individualized instruction in how to evaluate and make use of information and ideas, teaching people how to think for themselves. [End Text from: Don’t Confuse Technology With Teaching]

THIS ALL needs a serious up-to-date of Professional Development! Check below for more information about PD, please:

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Imagine That You Own Your Own Company And The Learners Are YOUR Employees

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SO… I said that YOU need to prepare YOUR students (learners) for the Real-World, it’s easy saying isn’t it? BUT How-To? Like the title of this section of the blog says it already:

 ===>Imagine That You Own Your Own Company And The Learners Are YOUR Employees<===

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community-jpegGot it, did YOUR brain got a kick!? I hope so, as WHEN THINKING that way YOU will THINK completely different as YOU want to do everything to survive for earning YOUR existence and the choice of YOUR employees will be made ONLY from the BEST! SO… Teach THEM ALSO to be the BEST to make sure that THEY will get a job, a job where THEY are able to face the needs of the working market!

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Employees in the 21st Century need ===> to be multitasking <=== in a working market who is worldwide in a big crisis, companies don’t have that much money to employ people for any special task! Prepare YOUR Learners, Students to that situation!

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thumbsupnathaneady01THINK Proactive, ask YOURSELF the questions:

  • Do MY Learners, Students know enough about the use of Microsoft Office programs (the most used in companies)?
  • Do MY Learners, Students have enough skills to write quickly a letter?
    • Make a practical test and stop the time to find out!
  • Do MY Learners, Students have enough skills to create quickly an Excel data-Sheet?
    • Make a practical test and stop the time to find out!
  • Do MY Learners, Students have enough skills to create quickly an Organization-Chart?
    • Make a practical test and stop the time to find out!
  • Do MY Learners, Students have enough skills to stay well organized in an office?
    • Make a practical test and stop the time to find out!
  • Do MY Learners, Students have enough skills with Social Media? Most of companies use it already for their marketing strategies!
  • Do MY Learners, Students have enough skills about Cyber-Security?  This is a MUST in 21st Century as when NOT knowing that THEY could make mistakes who would be lethal for any company!
  • Do MY Learners, Students have enough skills for an interview with their future employer? Did YOU train THEM for it?
  • Do MY Learners, Students have enough skills to write a “CV”, a “Resume”? This is very important as it is the first contact the employer gets, when NOT well written there will be NO interview!
    • I have worked for the “employment agency” in my country and I have seen the lack of knowledge about it from job seekers, it’s to improve

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I hope that the above reflections and advice made YOUR grey cells a bit more active to THINK about how YOU can integrate YOUR own teaching lessons with the PracTICE, I am sure that YOU will find a way and also some pleasure to play the “BOSS” of a company and to test YOUR Students, Learners as it would be in PracTICE outside the “School-Cocoon” 😉

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===> Don’t forget: Students, Learners are the future of OUR society, WE as teaching persons have the RESPONSIBILITY for that SOCIETY! <===

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